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I wanted to post a pic of my new V50 AWD T5.
I have added the following:<p>Sport Steering wheel<br>Matching Sport Shift Knob<br>Heico Pedals and Heico Dead Pedal<br>Factory Aero Package (added after purchase)<br>Factory Exhaust extension tips (not really sure I like these)<br>Ronal 18" Wheels with Perelli Nero m+s 225/40 18 tires.<p>Thinking about adding:<p>Heico grill<br>Heico door entry strips<br>Lowered springs (supplier?)<p>I highly recommend the sport steering wheel as it adds a whole new feel to the car. The other mods are great, too of course! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Let me know your thougths,<p>Cheers,<p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emcocktl.gif" BORDER="0"> Mark
 

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Yea to be blunt the extension tips looks like your car crapped and forgot to wipe. The length is correct but it would look way more awesome if it was pointed straight.
 

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Looks pretty good! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"><p>I'm a huge fan of the Heico grille. I have it on my car and love the more understated look. <p>My wheels are arriving Thursday or Friday -- I also went with the Ronal, but I chose the R41 with Kumho Ecsta MX (Kumho's best street tire). <p>I'll follow up with the Heico front and rear lower lip and tinted windows (for dog protection from the sun). Then I will consider the springs and perhaps the LSD. ... we'll see. <br>-Chris
 

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LSD for the AWD? Whose?<p>Tom.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>tmtalpey</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">LSD for the AWD? Whose?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Hrm -- Heico's front page says M66, but the interior says M56. What is the gearbox code for the AWD 6spd? <p>What's the dirt on this, Tom? I assume you're implying it's not compatible?<br>-Chris
 

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The gearbox isn't the issue, it's the presence of the AWD PTO (a splined sleeve). Maybe Todd can weigh in, my understanding is the Heico unit isn't compatible.<p>Beyond that though, do you really want an LSD when you have AWD? You've already got the extra bite. Although, if you went whole hog, F&R LSDs would be a <I>beast</I>. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Tom.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>tmtalpey</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Beyond that though, do you really want an LSD when you have AWD?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>IMO yes -- I have gotten inside tire wheelspin on the street when driving marginally hard (two-tenths). Perhaps this will be less of a factor when my good tires come in. <p>Thanks for the insight. It'd be a shame (but not suprising) if there isn't something available for the S40/V50.
 
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